Introduction: DIY Compass

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This is a very easy to make compass, it is very simple and fast to make.

Step 1: What Will You Need?

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-A piece of wool
-A needle
-A bowl

Step 2: Pour Water in the Bowl

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Pour the water in the bowl, you don't need to use an especial measurement, only some water.

Step 3: Add the Grass

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Put the grass on the water, flotating; it is better to put it in the center of the bowl.

Step 4: Magnetize the Needle

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Rub the needle in the wool, by 15-30 seconds, the needle will magnetize.

Step 5: Finish

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Put the needle over the gras, and wait until it points to the north, it will pont to it by a few seconds, buet will be the suficient to let you know where is it.


clanger (author)2013-11-16

so which end of the needle will point to the north ?

Browncoat (author)2011-03-02

Um, one side will point N and one side will point S.

Yeah, :-) the grass shows E and O

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